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Dr Benjamin Marcus Bogard
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1868
Elizabethtown
Hardin County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 29, 1951
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

Baptist minister, author, educator, radio speaker, participant in 237 religious debates, and founder of the American Baptist Association. He was the son of tobacco tenant farmers, M. L. and Nancy Bogard. In 1873, the Bogards moved to Caseyville, Kentucky, where Bogard attended school, Woodland Baptist Church, and evangelical camp meetings. In February 1885, he was baptized in an ice-covered pond during a church service. In 1887-88, he attended Georgetown College in Kentucky. He was ordained as a Baptist minister and began a two-year education at Bethel College in Russellville, Kentucky. In 1891, he married Lynn Oneida Meacham Owen, a widow with a daughter. They had a son, Douglas. From 1892 to 1898, Bogard served as pastor of several churches in Kentucky and Missouri. In 1895, Bogard met John Newton Hall of Fulton, Kentucky, a leader of the Landmark Baptist movement, which emphasized certain "landmarks" in the Bible, including a literal interpretation. Bogard embraced the Landmark faith, defending it through public debates and writing. In 1901, he became half-owner and editor of the Arkansas Baptist, gaining full editorial control in 1904. He left the Southern Baptist Convention in 1905 and later formed the American Baptist Association, commonly called Missionary Baptists. Bogard came to Arkansas in 1899 as pastor of First Baptist Church in Searcy, White County, Arkansas, serving until November 1903. At various times from December 1903 to 1909, he was pastor of First Baptist Church in Argenta, now North Little Rock in Pulaski County. Then he became an itinerant minister, conducting evangelical revivals in seven states. He moved to Texarkana, Miller County, in 1914 and founded the Baptist Commoner which merged with the Arkansas Baptist in 1917 to form the Baptist and Commoner. In 1920, he became pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Little Rock, Pulaski County, where he remained until he retired in 1947. Bogard resigned as editor of the Baptist and Commoner in 1931 after a dispute with its owner. In 1934, he started the Orthodox Baptist Searchlight newspaper and founded Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock. He was honored by Ripley's Believe it or Not for preaching "every Sunday for 61 years without missing a single Sunday."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Marcus Lafayette Bogard (1832 - 1916)
  Nancy J. English Bogard (1841 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Lynn Oneida Meacham Bogard (1868 - 1952)*
 
 Children:
  Douglas Bogard (1891 - 1978)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza A. Bogard (1857 - 1878)*
  Susan M. Bogard Gayle (1859 - 1938)*
  Laura Bell Bogard Walters (1860 - 1932)*
  Benjamin Marcus Bogard (1868 - 1951)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Roselawn Memorial Park
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA
 
Created by: Tom Childers
Record added: Aug 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40880684
Dr Benjamin Marcus Bogard
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Dr Benjamin Marcus Bogard
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Dr Benjamin Marcus Bogard
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